For Samuel I to XXV

Graphite on paper, 10x10 inches, 2014

For Samuel XXIII, is based upon materials from the archives of Samuel Steward. Inside a card catalog called the Stud File are, along with the thousands of documented sexual encounters which Steward had over the course of his lifetime, are samples of pubic and head hair that Steward discreetly taped to the backs of particular cards, mementos Steward acquired from men whom he had slept with. In many cases Steward’s choice to ask for a sample of hair, an intimate request, was based either on the beauty of his lover or because of their long-standing relationship. Based upon these samples of hair, For Samuel XXIII, is one of a series of twenty-five drawings done in graphite on paper.